A state of mind, vs the reaction to external stimuli that we've reduced it to. There's much merit in keeping that smile on, come rain come sunshine come freeze-ur-ass-off winters :-)
An accumulation of the small joys that most of our mundane lives have to generously offer, vs. the revealing light at the end of the tunnel that we all make it out to be.
Laughing at even the worst joke if the one cracking it is someone you care for, if they feel great about themselves and you gain a smile, who the f cares what the joke was about!!! :-)
The outcome of unconditional love, die hard friendships and faith in oneself vs. the ephemerals of endless partying, shopping till u drop or nights of drunken stupor our generation confuses it with :-)
Letting your favorite songs touching you deep deep deep down inside, memories of good times with loved ones, conversation without abandon that take you through sleepless nights without so much as a sigh and keep you looking forward to more :-))
When the smile on your lips reaches the corners of your eyes, anything less just doesn't measure up! :D Grinning without worrying about yellowing teeth, brace needing teeth or laugh lines :DDD
Friends and family, the blessing of good health and a decent nourishing meal each day, knowing that well being in itself is a huge advantage over the underprivileged, deprived lives that millions in the world go through day after day (Blood Diamond - thanks very much!)
That and so much more im sure my kind visitors will add on their wisdom :-)